25 Jul '11, 9pm

Curtain Opens on Mother of All #Anti-Environment Bills

Tell your Representative to Vote Against This Bill. During this week of July 25th, the House of Representatives will begin consideration of the FY12 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill (H.R. 2584) which funds many of our nation's signature environmental laws. This is the first of 12 bills that fund the US federal government, all of which must be passed by October 1. HR 2584 is the Mother of All Anti-Environmental Bills, says the Environmental Defense Action Fund because it contains nearly 40 anti-environmental policy riders. "Instead of moving stand-alone legislation or openly debating the merits of gutting America's environmental protections, the House is trying to sneak more than 40 anti-environment amendments and policy riders to the Interior Appropriations bill," says Environmental Defense. "And that's even before it comes to the floor, where...

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